Tuesday 21 July 2009

Shell says it will honour its word on Corrib emissions

Shell EP Ireland has written to individual Erris fishermen stating that it will honour its 'undertaking' in relation to minimising harmful emissions from the Corrib gas refinery into the marine environment.

However, the Erris Inshore Fishermen’s Association says it intends to seek a meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency, following advice given in talks with three Government Ministers and two junior ministers in Dublin recently.

The association’s unhappiness with the company’s delay in seeking to change the emission licensing terms was one of a series of issues raised with the Government delegation at a recent meeting.

Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Brendan Smith - along with Minister for State for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan - attended the talks, which were facilitated by Minister of State for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and Mayo TD, Dara Calleary.

Irish Times


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